I love my little Envoy. I have put about 300 miles (that is 500 km for you Millennials) on it since I got it. They have been the most fun I have had driving a car in years! I spend an inordinate amount of time grinning as I drive around. Granted, 55 Horsepower has forced a somewhat leisurely style of driving ............
This car is BASIC transportation. I started a list of common automobile accessories and necessities it doesn't have. The list of what it does have is much, much shorter:
- steering wheel
- gas, brake and clutch pedals
- vent windows
- windshield and wipers
- glove box
- ashtray (without lighter)
- wheels and tires
- engine, transmission and differential
- all-metal body
A few more maintenance issues have cropped up. The accelerator pump is not working, so I am going to have to address that. I also found a period-correct outside rear-view mirror and a vintage windshield washer setup. Neither of these require any modifications to the car and can be removed leaving no trace if I wish. They will make driving a bit safer. I also installed carpeting in the front to replace the deteriorated original rubber floor mats.